Gandzak, Armenia

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Gandzak
Գանձակ
Surp Gevork church in Gandzak, 9th century
Surp Gevork church in Gandzak, 9th century
Gandzak  Գանձակ is located in Armenia
Gandzak  Գանձակ
Gandzak
Գանձակ
Coordinates: 40°19′28″N 45°06′54″E / 40.32444°N 45.11500°E / 40.32444; 45.11500Coordinates: 40°19′28″N 45°06′54″E / 40.32444°N 45.11500°E / 40.32444; 45.11500
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Elevation 1,978 m (6,490 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,172
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1206

Gandzak (Armenian: Գանձակ; formerly Batikian, Batikyan) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is located in Gegharkunik region, on the right coast of Gavar river, 3 km south-west from region center, with an average height of 1980 meters above sea level. The village was named Batikian for a time in honor of Batik Batikian (1892–1920), a Communist activist. There is a half-ruined basilica of S. Astvatsatsin of the 4th or 5th century and a domed S. Gevorg church of the 9th or 10th century. In ancient times it had a domed hall. In the 19th century, Armenian migrants from Western Armenia covered the destroyed roofs with the logs.[1]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 78. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.